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Columbia Middle School Girls Basketball | Team of the Week

By on December 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm
The Columbia Middle School 2016 eighth grade girls basketball team.

The Columbia Middle School 2016 eighth grade girls basketball team.

The Republic-Times Team of the Week is the Columbia Middle School girls basketball team.

The eighth grade Eagles concluded their season with a record of 18-3 by claiming the Cahokia Conference championship Dec. 9 over Marissa. In the conference tournament, Columbia beat New Athens and Freeburg to advance to the championship game.

Four girls (Alison Carr, Ava Khoury, Kelsie Ohlendorf and Olivia Peterson) scored 100 points or more on the season, and Peterson set a school record with 247 rebounds. Pictured, front row, from left, are Maci Browne, Heidi Feix, Morgan Seals and Karli Paxton; second row: Jocelyn Fauss, Grace Janik, Kaitlyn Goedeke, Alison Carr, Kaitlyn Wilhelm, Tori Locke, Natalie Busch, Lydia Dowell and Kelsie Ohlendorf; back row: Coach Keith Jany, Ava Khoury, Olivia Peterson and Assistant Coach Amy Froess. (submitted photo)


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Andrea F.D. Saathoff

Andrea is a graduate of Gibault High School and the University of Missouri School of Journalism, the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Education. She lives in Columbia with her husband and their twin toddler sons. When she isn’t cheering on St. Louis Cardinals baseball or riding the emotional roller coaster of Mizzou Tigers football, she enjoys attending and participating in the many family events the county has to offer.
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